NEW Women‘s Summer Comfort Casual Thong Flat Flip Flops Sandals Slipper Shoes,
Women’s 6 W LifeStride Soft System BEHAVE Black / Reptile Gladiator Sandals NEW,For Bare Feet Flip-flops Horse Sandals Western Blue New XS Women's 5-6 LadiesBlack Sandals Size 3 Chain Diamanté Gold Buckle Fastening Bling Sparkle,Pretty Leather Thongs with colour leather flowers decorate - size 37,Women's Easy Street Trinity Casual Low Heel Open Toe Slip on Sandals Tan / Beige,Men/Women Ladies Spot On Low Wedge Sandals Practical and economical Quality and quantity guaranteed Popular tide shoes,Gentleman/Lady Ladies Savannah Ankle Strap 'Sandal' Quality queen Attractive fashion Exquisite (processing) processing,LADIES SPOT ON HIGH BLOCK HEEL BUCKLE STRAP OPEN TOE EVENING SANDALS F10170,DELMAN STUDIO WOMEN SANDALS M RED LEATHER MADE IN ITALY.black sandals size 8 TOPSHOP high heels,BNWT LADIES ADIDAS JELLIES/PUMPS IN COLOUR PINK REDUCED TO JUST .99,Pretty Leather Thongs with colour leather flowers decorate - size 37,size 7 Bar III Jazzy Blush Open Toe Heel Jeweled Slide Sandals Womens Shoes NEWPrivo By Clarks Womens Slide Sandals Shoes Sz 9 Black Gray Low Wedge Heel,Easy Street Women's Size 8 M Slip On Peep Toe Silver Gold Pumps Sandals Shoes,Tsubo Ladies Red Leather Shoes - Size 41 Eu, 7.5 UkSanuk Flip Flops White Synthetic Women Shoes Size 8 Medium (B, M),Sanuk Yoga Sling Ella Print Sandal - Women's Cabaret Space Dye 8.0,Womens Thom McAn Leather Sandals Size 6M 1 1/2" Heels Brown,Lilley Womens Black Strappy Wedge Mule Sandal - Sizes 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,IMPO Grett Women's Gold Sandals Size 8M B16Eddie Bauer Ankle Strap Brown Leather Women Shoes Size 7.5 Medium (B, M),OLD NAVY ~ Brown Strappy Wedge/Platform Sandals Sz 9.5 * NEVER WORN *,LADIES SAVANNAH SLIP ON LEATHER STRAPPY OPEN TOE FLAT SUMMER SANDALS L6R726 SIZE,Nadya-15 Gladiator Buckles Comfort Flats Strappy Sandals Women Shoes Blue 8,LADIES WHITE OPEN TOE STRAPPY SLING BACK CHUNKY PLATFORM SANDALS SHOES,Athletech Women's Greenleigh 40652 Mary Jane Wedge Sandals Multicolor [146o],Man's/Woman's New brown sandals size 8 Consumer first Excellent performance Recommended today,BLACK GLADIAR STILLETOS!SIZE 7,Nine West Womens Gold Flat Sandals 8,
Former President Barack Obama attends a campaign event in Anaheim for Democratic congressional candidates on Sept. 8. Irfan Khan Los Angeles Times/TNS

Women's Steve Madden Crazzy Floral Multi Colored M Wedge Sandals Size 10 M Colored 572256

Barack Obama is great for Republicans. And he may just block the ‘blue wave’

Item specifics

Condition: Pre-owned :
An item that has been used or worn previously. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections.See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab
Seller Notes: Great Condition!!
Theme: Floral Pattern: Multi-Colored
US Shoe Size (Women's): US 10 Color:

Multi-Color

Style: Platforms & Wedges Heel Type: Wedge
Brand:

Steve Madden

Special to The Sacramento Bee

September 13, 2018 12:00 PM

SANDALI SOLADA NERI tg. 39 NUOVI con SCATOLA,Gentleman/Lady Double Strap Slide Sandals Size 6-7 We have won praise from our customers. product quality Elegant and solemnYOKONO Blingy Silver Sandals 8 - So Stylish and Comfy - Casual or dressy shoes,EDDIE BAUER WOMEN'S BUMP TOE SANDAL BROWN/FUCHSIA SIZE 6Men/Women Ladies Anne Michelle Satin Heeled Sandals New Listing Orders are welcome cheaper,Man's/Woman's Ladies Leather Collection Sandals F1R0388 Various styles real uniqueGentleman/Lady Ladies Spot On Summer Sandals Label-F80160 use product quality Modern and elegantDolce by Mojo Moxy Petal Silver Thong Sandals Shoes NEW Size 8.5M NIB,AK100-C LATITUDE FEMME shoes buff leather women sandals,American Rag Keira Womens Flat Sandals Watercress 7.5 US / 5.5 UK,Ladies Marks And Spencer Tan Leather Sandals Size UK7.5Just Fab Gladiator Animal Print Sandals 8.5,Dirty Laundry DL Notice Me Black Sandals Women's Shoes Size 5.5 M,Men's/Women's Next Ladies Size 9 Sandals/ Shoes Customer first Known for its good quality buy online,Green Havaianas slim, Brazilian Flip flops, Brazilian Havaianas, Slim havaianas,Man/Woman MESDAMES ANNE NOIR MICHELLE SANDALES F0940 High grade Elegant style Beautiful and charming,LADIES BLING MULTI CLEAR RHINESTONES PEARL DRESSY GOLD SANDALS SHOES SIZE 5.5,NEW Women's Gap Brown / Beige Size 9 Sandals Buckle Strap w/ Silver Beading,American Rag Womens Asuriya Fabric Open Toe Casual Strappy Black Size 7.0,Mudd women's wedge sandals Whicker sequin size 8M,City Shoes Embroidery Donna Black Floral Tessile Sandali - 7 UK,CLIFFS BY White Mountain BLACK SANDALS WOMEN'S SIZE 7 1/2 M,Womens Ladies New Low Flat Heel Ankle Strap Gladiator Summer Sandals Shoes SizeBynes! Soda Women's Thong Nylon Flip-Flops Slide Sandal in Brown EVA,femmes Spot On bas compensé Sandales entredoigt avec Jewelled supérieur,Crocs Flip Flops Green Leather Women Shoes Size 10 Medium (B, M),Cordani Calzature Leather Wedge Heel Platform Sandals Black Sz US 8.5,Sam Edelman Gabrielle Black Womens Shoes Size 9 M Sandals MSRP $85,Womens Flat Soft Diamante Sandals Black Size US 5Hush Puppies H501910 Daystar Womens Sandal New 10M,

Barack Obama is the best president Republicans have ever had.

In his eight years in office, the 44th president helped deliver to the GOP (in no particular order) the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House, nine governorships and roughly 900 seats in state legislatures.

The Republican National Committee should give the man a medal.

And now the ex-president is back for an encore, reminding Americans not only why Donald Trump rather than Hillary Clinton sits in the Oval Office today but also why Democrats’ hopes for a “blue wave” in November might be overblown.

Women's Steve Madden Crazzy Floral Multi Colored M Wedge Sandals Size 10 M Colored 572256

No one covers what is happening in our community better than we do. And with a digital subscription, you'll never miss a local story.

Obama is great for voter turnout all right – Republican turnout.

Opinion

Democrats may not see it that way, which is just fine. When the former president popped up at the University of Illinois on Sept. 7 to accept an ethics in government prize, fans cheered his snide denunciation of the Trump administration and its policies – many of which involve dismantling most of Obama’s signature accomplishments.

And he was greeted by an adoring crowd when he stumped in Orange County on Saturday for seven Democrats trying to flip Republican-held congressional seats in California that may be pivotal to who controls the House after Nov. 6.

Ben Boychuk

Now it’s true, Obama remains a popular man even as his policies –often implemented with a stroke of a pen and without congressional approval – are being repudiated one by one. As Conrad Black pointed out at American Greatness, Obama would likely prevail in a head-to-head fight with Trump on the ballot.

But Trump’s name isn’t on the ballot on Nov. 6. Neither is Obama’s. And if the election is about Trump’s record so far, Democrats might want to think twice before comparing it to that of the immediate past president.

Remember when Obama asked “what magic wand” Trump would use to bring trading partners to the negotiating table? Remember when 2 percent to 3percent economic growth was “the new normal?” Remember “if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor?”

Well, two out of three ain’t bad. Trump fumbled the Obamacare repeal, but he’s made strides on trade, renegotiating NAFTA with Mexico and using tariffs to bring other trading partners in line, even as the economy has been growing at a robust 4 percent.

Obama would like to claim credit for the boom. “When you hear how great the economy is doing right now, let’s just remember when this recovery started,” he said.

Yes, let’s. Kevin Hassett, chairman of Trump’s Council of Economic Advisers, showed reporters on Monday a series of charts and graphs illustrating how several economic trends, including small business optimism and durable goods purchases, all took off after the 2016 election.

“You have to look at the moment that President Trump was elected in both equity markets and incentive surveys,” Hassett told the White House press corps. “People started to ratchet up their expectations for the economy.”Tax cuts helped, too.

Obama may be a better politician than Clinton, but he cannot help but take passive-aggressive potshots at the millions of “deplorables” who rallied for Trump in 2016.

“Appealing to tribe, appealing to fear, pitting one group against another, telling people that order and security will be restored if it weren’t for those who don’t look like us or don’t sound like us or don’t pray like we do, that’s an old playbook,” he told the Illinois audience. “It’s as old as time.”

Obama would know. He set the tone for his administration during the 2008 campaign, when he told Philadelphia Democrats, “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun.”

He cemented it on the second day of his presidency, when he dismissed Republican objections to his proposed economic stimulus plan with two words: “I won.”

He redoubled his rhetoric in 2010, when he urged Latino voters to“punish our enemies” and “reward our friends.” Voters responded by delivering the GOP decisive majorities in the House and Senate.

In his Illinois speech, the former president also attacked Trump’s rhetoric on the press – and once again inadvertently drew attention to his own lousy record. “I complained plenty about Fox News,” Obama said, “but you never heard me threaten to shut them down, or call them ‘enemies of the people.’ ”

No, he was far subtler than that. Obama merely instructed his attorney general to spy on reporters from the Associated Press and Fox News and prosecute every leaker he could find.

The 44th president earned a reputation, perhaps undeservedly, for“no drama.” Nobody would lend such an appellation to the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

And yet through the chaos – as even the anonymous “senior administration official” who wrote the notorious New York Times op-ed had to concede – the policy victories have been undeniable. The country is doing well. People are actually feeling upbeat.

Now if you’re ready to blame this president for the worst(including all of the things editorial writers and pundits for nearly two years have warned would come to pass any day now), then you’d better prepare to give credit where it’s due.

But if Obama and the Democrats want to fight about who or what is dividing the country the most, don’t be surprised when voters turn that blue wave into a blue trickle.

Ben Boychuk is managing editor of American Greatness. He can be contacted at ben@amgreatness.com or on Twitter@benboychuk.

STAY IN THE DEBATE

The Sacramento Bee editorial board tackles the day’s biggest issues seven days a week, 365 days a year to keep you informed about California policy and politics.
Women's Steve Madden Crazzy Floral Multi Colored M Wedge Sandals Size 10 M Colored 572256
Want to stay in the conversation? Support this forum for voices from across the state with a digital subscription to The Sacramento Bee.

Woman's Chinese Laundry Sandals Black size 8.5,

Women's Steve Madden Crazzy Floral Multi Colored M Wedge Sandals Size 10 M Colored 572256

Women Slingback Sandal Gladiator Flat T-strap Thong Flip Flops Metal Detail,